Kandis Williams

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Kandis Williams
BornPark Heights, Baltimore, U.S.
Alma materCooper Union School of Art
BFA, 2009
OccupationArtist, editor, publisher, writer

Kandis Williams is an artist, writer, editor, and publisher.[1] Williams has received critical acclaim for her collage art, performance art, and publishing work.[2][3] Williams, represented by Night Gallery in Los Angeles, lives and works in Los Angeles and Berlin.[4]

Artistic practice[edit]

Kandis Williams' work often explores contemporary critical theory including, but not limited to, racial-nationalism, authority, and eroticism.[5] In addition to Williams' studio, writing, and publishing practices, Williams is also a visiting faculty member at Cal Arts School of Art.[4]

Solo exhibitions[edit]

Events, performances, workshops[edit]

Group exhibitions[edit]

  • The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York[12]
  • The Underground Museum, Los Angeles[3]
  • Neu West, Berlin[13]
  • 68 Projects, Berlin[7]
  • The Breeder, Athens[14]


CASSANDRA is a publishing project founded by Williams, Taylor Doran, and Jordan Nassar. Run by Doran and Williams, Cassandra Press produces lo-fi activist and academic texts, flyers, posters, pamphlets and readers.[6]


  1. ^ "Theory and Experience in the Work of Kandis Williams". Artillery Magazine. 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ Smith, Roberta; Schwendener, Martha; Heinrich, Will (2017-07-27). "What to See in New York Art Galleries This Week". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2019-07-02.
  3. ^ a b c Williams, Maxwell (18 November 2016). "Bearing Wit(h)ness: The Art of Kandis Williams". KCET.
  4. ^ a b "Kandis Williams". CalArts School of Art.
  5. ^ "Kandis Williams - Misogynoir Reader". Printed Matter.
  6. ^ a b "Kandis Williams at 219 Madison St. - News - Night Gallery". www.nightgallery.ca. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  7. ^ a b "Kandis Williams". WORKS ON PAPER. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  8. ^ "Kandis Williams: Soft Colony 👀". Curate LA.
  9. ^ "3. INNER STATES". www.stcharlesprojects.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  10. ^ "PopRally Presents Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah: A Woman's Work | MoMA". The Museum of Modern Art.
  11. ^ "Affect network territory a performance of syllogisms in motion". humanresourcesla.com. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  12. ^ "Kandis Williams | paralysis II (2014) | Artsy". www.artsy.net.
  13. ^ "Art & Feminism // 5 Berlin Artists Who Happen to Be Feminists". Berlin Art Link. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
  14. ^ "NOTEMPLE | THE BREEDER". Retrieved 2019-04-11.

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